How Serious Is A Failure To Remain At The Scene Of An Accident Ticket?

How serious is a failure to remain at the scene of an accident ticket? The Highway Traffic Act under section 200 provides a number of penalties which are important to be aware of if you’re charged with this particular offence. This particular ticket or offence is one that has significant consequences to your insurance.

companies bill when you get that. But it is also important to be aware that there’s more to consider than what will happen with your insurance premium. For example, the fine on a conviction , for that particular offence of failing to remain is $2,000. A significant penalty for someone who is struggling, even if you’re not struggling, you don’t want a bill like that to have to pay.

The other thing that should be highlighted that people do become aware of, and we’re asked about this, is the possibility that you can spend six months in jail. The offence itself is designed to deter anyone who would consider leaving the scene of an accident. A serious problem.

So it’s specifically they want to tell you when you see these types of penalties that, you know, this type of an offence is frowned upon in our society. It’s frowned upon in Ontario. That being said, it can happen. It does happen indeed you need help with something like this, and that’s what this video is about.

I’d like to explain to you exactly what you’re facing and why it’s important to consider getting help if you’re looking at an offence such as this. In addition to the $2,000 fine, the potential of going to jail; on your license you will be given 7 demerit points, something which will critically affect your ability to drive and the other problem would be the court if this matter does get to court, a judge could decide whether or not your license should be suspended.

Your license could be suspended for up to two years. So between the suspensions, the jail time, and the fines, we are in a position where it’s one of the most significant consequences that you would face if you get convicted of a charge like this. I would encourage you to reflect upon that and consider retaining a firm to help you with such a serious matter.

 

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